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NEMA Surge Arresters Section publishes guides and videos.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 09, 2016 - NEMA, on behalf of its Surge Arresters Section, has published 6 guides and accompanying videos on arresters. These include 4 guides on purchasing good quality arresters, an instructional document on protecting distribution lines from lightning, and a document on uses of transmission line arresters. Topics of these guides were chosen to educate utility buyers and engineers on the advantages of thoroughly tested and well-manufactured products.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Arresters Section Publishes Guidance Documents and Videos

Press release date: Aug 08, 2016

ROSSLYN, Va., —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of its Surge Arresters Section, has published six guides and accompanying videos on arresters. These include four guides on purchasing good quality arresters, an instructional document on protecting distribution lines from lightning, and a document on the uses of transmission line arresters.

In today’s global market, there are a far greater number of arrester options, making the best choice more difficult to determine. The topics of these guides were chosen to educate utility buyers and engineers on the advantages of thoroughly tested and well-manufactured products. NEMA member products are manufactured to meet high quality standards to ensure reliable performance in the field.

The guidance documents may be downloaded at no cost on the NEMA Arresters website:
  • What to Look for in a Good Quality Arrester
  • What to Look for in a Good Quality Disk
  • What to Look for in a Good Quality Supplier
  • Understanding the Arrester Datasheet
  • The Lightning-Proof Distribution Line
  • The Many Uses of Transmission Line Arresters

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.

Press contact:
Tracy Cullen
703-841-3282
press@nema.org

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